We hadn’t heard anything about Fremont Country Club and Backstage Billiards since “Big Daddy” Adley announced plans for the live music venue and pool hall last June. Because announced projects so frequently die on the planning table in Las Vegas, it seemed like this was a lost project. Not so.
Las Vegas Review Journal reports that construction inside of the former Sears store at 601 Fremont St. (across from El Cortez and the future home of Commonwealth) is underway. Both venues are expected to open by Labor Day. According to the article:
- Fremont Country Club will look like “Tex Mex swanky chic meets space cowboy.” Huh?
- Rock, blues and alternative bands will play at the 10,000-square-foot Fremont Country Club three or four nights a week.
- Backstage Billiards will fill 4,000 square feet, will feature booths made out of musicians’ tour cases and will serve microbrews.
One noteworthy omission in the article is any confirmation of rumors that “Big Daddy” Adley is close to opening a branch of his Velvet Margarita nightclub at Binion’s, which has recently been rumored. Although the Velvet Margarita website has promoted that a Las Vegas location is coming soon, it seems plans may not be so immediate after all.